Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: All spaces on the lot at the hairpin curve on the Kancamagus were filled at 8:15AM. Parked on dirt shoulder of the access way into the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of North Fork of the Hancock Branch were easy on both the Cedar Brook Trail and Hancock Loop Trail. All other crossing of small brooks were even easier. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. No obstructions. The steep approaches to the ridge on the Hancock Loop Trail have improved in recent years but there are still some loose rocks that one can slip on if not careful. The bog bridges on the ridge between the Hancock peaks are holding up well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. 
Bugs: None of note. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fine day on the Hancocks. The hike is relatively easy except for the ascent and descent to/from ridge. Even the steeper terrain is not too difficult if hiked with care.
Great views of the Sandwich Range from the outlook ledge on Hancock (aka North Hancock). Views toward Franconia Ridge in thinned forest area on the ridge trail. Good views of Mt Carrigain from South Hancock outlook. Best views of Arrow Slide from trail from South Hancock to the loop junction.
Gray Jays at South Hancock.
Lots of hikers on the trail today. Walked with Jackie and Daniel for most of the hike.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-14 
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